Our Guest Post this month is Essential Guide To Travelling With Your Dog. I don’t get the opportunity to travel much with my 9 dogs but when I decide to go somewhere with 1, 2 or 3 or them, usually to Scotland or the Lakes, I like to be well prepared, heck I’ve even got a special travel bag for going to the vets, mainly because it’s a bit of a novelty for me to actually go out!
Short Days Out, What To Take
On mini days out, I thought I’d share with you the stuff I take with me to make sure our day goes without a hitch. It includes products from the Meg Heath store and recommended stores, read on…
- The Car Journey – a suitable harness. Now I have a car harness that is not actually in the store, maybe it should be. I haven’t worked out how to make an affordable one yet but if you’re interested in a bespoke car travel harness, then get in touch.
- The Car Boot Lead or Carabiner Car Lead. Depending on where your dog will be in the car, will depend on which car lead is most suitable.
- Either of the carabiner leads or the original car boot lead will work with head-rests and also for car boot anchor points.
- A walking belt, especially if you have more than one doggy!
- A standard dog lead, mainly because ours have rings on the handle.
- A no spill water bowl.
- Container for dog food and/or treats.
- Dog water flask or water container.
My short journey pack consists of water, bowl, poop bags, lead, collar, harness, Car Boot Lead, towel (maybe x 2), vet bed, blanket or throw, a crate if needed (usually the Car Boot Lead – 1 per dog and maybe a spare) and my sanity usually intact at the beginning!
Weekends away with your dog
I just love the soft crate idea for any dog who you might want to pop to bed in somewhere a little more secure at night or even when you need somewhere safe for your doggy to be whilst travelling. This soft crate is more for the bedroom, but a smaller one is ideal for popping up quickly where safety is paramount.
This month thanks to Jay Williams, we have a fantastic infographic that shows in one handy image, a comprehensive list of things you can consider when travelling with your dog.